IoT Promises Big Steps to a Better World
If you want to know where the supply chain is going, just ask the end consumer. These are the people who are dreaming about what technologies will transform their lives and the world—and what trends will inspire design engineers and put new demands on the electronics supply chain.
“Everything that you read about IoT is smart watches, phones, tablets, and the like,” said Dianne Kibbey, global head of community, for Element14. “You would expect it to run to fun devices but the priority is around healthcare, environment, and clean energy. It did surprise me. I thought they would focus on the day-to-day applications, like smart appliances.”